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For the college football all-star game, see East–West Shrine Game.

The Shrine Bowl was a former postseason college football bowl game. The first game was played on December 18, 1948, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas between Hardin-Simmons University and Ouachita Baptist College.[1] The 1949 edition was held in Carbondale, Illinois as the Indiana State Sycamores faced the Salukies of Southern Illinois University.

Game result

Date Winning team Losing team Location
December 18, 1948 Hardin-Simmons 41 Ouachita Baptist 12 Little Rock, Arkansas
November 26, 1949 Southern Illinois 41 Indiana State 14 Carbondale, Illinois

According to, there was a Shrine Bowl game in 1941.

See also


  1. Foldesy, Jody. "Bowls burgeon as big business", The Washington Times. December 21, 1997. Page A1.